Anya’s heart for competitive sports began at a young age through horseback riding and hunter jumping from the age of 7 to 18. Through her teenage years she rode and competed out of one of the most prestigious facilities on the upper east coast. During the summers as a child and teen she competed on the USEF & USHJA (United States Equestrian Federation & United States Hunter Jumper Association) circuit and during her high school years on IEA (Interscholastic Equestrian Association) with her fellow teammates attending team practice and traveling to shows on weekends.
At the age of 18, Anya took a step away from riding to focus her endeavors toward her college education where she quickly formed a new-found love for fitness with bodybuilding! In 2019 Anya began her competitive career in bikini at the Mile High Showdown where she took home 1st place in all classes achieving national qualification at her amateur debut. She then competed at 2 more regional shows to follow and proceeded to compete at her first national show, NPC National Championships fall of 2019, 6 months after she began competing where she earned her IFBB Pro Card. After achieving pro status, Anya has competed in the Pro League 2020 to present placing in top callouts at multiple shows with the goal to one day qualify for the Olympia!
Through 2019 Anya began investing her time outside of bodybuilding to study the division of bikini, training her eye and developing the skillset to guide those who also share competitive goals. That year she began as a posing coach and coaching assistant under one of the top teams in the industry. In 2020 Anya began coaching in-full dedicating her time toward what she loved most: helping others achieve their fitness goals! She specializes and enjoys working with clients from all walks of life including transformation, lifestyle and contest prep for both the bikini and wellness divisions! Her mission and goal as a coach is to help others experience what she did when it comes to fitness: building their confidence, creating healthy sustainable habits through training & nutrition, strengthening their mindset and maximizing on physical changes to help those get into the best shape of their life!
Anya is a very caring, passionate and flexible coach, looking to understand the needs and goals of her clients and formulating a plan to see them succeed! Her top priority is first as a coach, second as a competitor. One of the main areas she emphasizes with her coaching is communication and building great relationships with her clients to ensure that they are well taken care of! For her, the goal of working with individuals on their fitness goals goes far past the physical, which is where she looks to help those work on their mental as well too. She is a firm believer that where the mind goes, the body follows! Apart from focusing on the cognitive and physical with her clients, Anya strives to provide those with structure, support, education throughout their journey and ensuring that their goals are not only realistic and achievable, but maintainable for the long-haul! Her passion has always been to help others and changing lives through fitness is something she places on a pedestal above all else!